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The left-back was speaking after Liverpool's emphatic 5-0 friendly win over Napoli in Dublin on Saturday when the Brazilian number one thrilled fans with an audacious long-range, searching pass to Mo Salah on the right wing.

Chelsea are seriously contemplating a move for Liverpool's primary target this summer, Lyon's Nabil Fekir if reports in the French media are to be believed.

Fekir enjoyed a superb campaign a year ago that saw him provide 23 goals and 8 assists to help Lyon finish third in the Ligue 1 table and his form saw him earn a place in the French squad that went on to lift the World Cup in Russian Federation last month.

Fekir underwent a medical ahead of a proposed £60m move to Anfield, but complications with an old knee injury forced Liverpool to pull out of the deal. One window later, Liverpool can get him a lot cheaper since the manager Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of Fekir. Granted, his rivals will know how the Reds play but it is nearly impossible to stop when they're on song. Leicester City might have won the league title with a thin squad, but they more or less had their entire first team fit for the whole season and didn't have the headache of European football to worry about.

"I did not see two better centre-halves in the Champions League (final) - only that they were more ruthless". I am very happy here. I think everyone knew from his first interview he spoke very good English so the settling-in period is over for him and I think he is very much part of the squad.

However, the Frenchman is keeping the tabs open for Liverpool, as he went on to say: "But the transfer window is still long and everything goes very quickly in football". As things stand, Chelsea appear the sole club in the race for Fekir with Liverpool not necessarily needing another attacker following the arrival of Xherdan Shaqiri.


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